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The Daily Tar Heel for March 25, 2010

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The Daily Tar Heel
 Serving the students and the University community since 1893
www.dailytarheel.com
thursday, march 25, 2010 VOLumE 118, IssuE 18
dth/anika anand
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By Kevin Kiley
SenioR WRiteR
UNC has raised the bar for making the Dean’sList.Starting with the incoming freshman class, theUniversity will require full-time students to get asemester grade point average of 3.5, regardless of howmany hours they take, to qualify for the honor.This is a bump up from the current standard, which only requires a GPA of 3.2 for students tak-ing 15 or more hours of graded credit.The change, implemented by the Dean’s Council, will likely drop the percentage of undergraduatestudents who qualify for the Dean’s List from about40 percent to about 25 percent. It will only affectincoming students, and current students will be judged by the old metric.The change is a recognition by administrators thatGPAs have increased and something might have to bedone to address the trend, a contentious issue that hasheld the faculty’s attention for more than 10 years.“This takes seriously that the Dean’s List is slip-ping into meaninglessness,” said sociology professor Andrew Perrin, chairman of the educational policy committee, a faculty group that evaluates grading.The list, which 6,370 students qualified for in
By Andrew HArrell
UniveRSity editoR
 An outdoor, Sunday afternoon concert withSean Kingston will cap off UNC’s inaugural GenerActionService Week.Tickets, which go on saleFriday, will be half price for UNCstudents participating in the ser- vice events the week prior to the April 11 concert.GenerAction, which operatesunder the nonprofit umbrellaof the East African Children’sEducation Fund, is a socialmovement looking for creative ways to engage high school- andcollege-aged youths in socialaction and volunteerism.Service opportunities and support will be provided
sen Kingon o pefo foevie week 
The great outdoors for less
DTH/LENNON DODSON
Orange County SpeedwayEno River State ParkBattle ParkN.C. Botanical GardenHaw River Rope Swing
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David Rogers, left, of Chapel Hill and David Yeargan, right, of Clayton,spend Tuesday afternoon at the N.C. Botanical Garden. "You can take a10 minute walk through North Carolina here,” Rogers said of thegarden, part of 88 acres of wooded trails on Old Mason Farm Road.
DTH/MARY LIDE PARKER
9740 N.C. Hwy 57, Rougemont, N.C.N.C. 15-501The nature trails at the N.C. Botanical Garden give students 88acres of wooded trails to explore. Hikes are offered onweekends. A full list of events is found at ncbg.unc.edu.Eno River offers more than 20 miles of hiking trails, rangingfrom a stroll through the forest to a strenuous three-mile journey. The park offers the opportunity to hammock, swim inthe river and encounter those kayaking down the river.As you travel along N.C. 15-501 toward Pittsboro, there is agravel parking lot before you pass over the Haw River. Fromthere, the journey to the Haw River rope swing must becompleted on foot. The rope swing is not located on the trail,and directions are available at dailytarheel.com. A 30-footrope attaches to a tree and swings you 20 feet into the water.Battle Park is a 93-acre forest located behind the ForestTheatre on Country Club Road. The trails offer theopportunity to escape the bustle of campus for a strollthrough the trees or a lengthy run.“America’s Fastest 3/8 mile Track” offers races March 27, April10, April 24 and May 8 this spring. Races start at 7 p.m. andadmission is $5 for students.
BY JACOB MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
Throwing a Frisbee, spending time on the quadand exploring the Arboretum are some options tospend nice spring days on campus. But studentscan expand their options by looking beyondcampus boundaries. Here are five ways to spendspring outdoors without breaking the bank.
 
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6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham, N.C.UNC-Chapel Hill100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, N.C.
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By AniKA AnAnd
SenioR WRiteR
It’s been more than three weekssince four students lost their house toa fire that destroyed nearly everythingthey owned.The 506 Church St. residence burneddown Mar. 1 as a result of a discardedcigarette on the porch, said Chapel HillFire Marshal Matt Lawrence.But for every comment the house-mates make about their sense of loss,there is an expression of gratitude for thesupport they’ve received from others.Junior Austin Monroe, one of thehousemates, said he knew his closefriends were going to help, but wassurprised when complete strangers were offering toiletries, clothes andfurniture.“I haven’t felt a huge sense of lossas much as I’ve felt such a community come out,” he said.Junior Kathryn Rathbun said shenever felt a part of the Chapel Hill com-munity her first two years at UNC, but allthat’s changed in the last three weeks.“I feel like people have just come outof the woodwork that I never talk to,” shesaid. “You think they don’t care until they have a reason to show that they do.” After the fire, the roommates stayed with some friends at the liberal artsfraternity St. Anthony Hall. Afterward,the University provided free housing atEhringhaus Residence Hall and emer-gency money for the students.Now they are living in two side-by-side duplexes on Hillsborough Streetthat the landlord of their burned househelped them find. And people are continuing to help.Jamila Reddy, a close friend of all theroommates, created a Facebook eventcalled “Fundraiser for 506 Church St.Residents” as a result of an overwhelm-ing number of people asking how they could help.“Those are my friends, and I caredeeply about them,” she said. “I wantto make sure they can get back on theirfeet.”The Facebook group’s wall is filled with offers of furniture, clothes, toilet-ries and vehicles to help them move.“It didn’t surprise me in the least,”Reddy said. “They were always open toother people, so it was appropriate to do
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How to BUy tiCKets
Time: 
On sale starting Friday
Location: 
Student Union Box Office or by phone at(919) 962-1449.
Info:
Tickets are $20. UNC students who participate inGenerAction events the week before the concert maybuy tickets for $10. Visit
bit.ly/generaction
for moreinformation.
Attend tHe BeneFit ConCert
Time: 
10 p.m. Saturday
Location: 
Jack Sprat
Cover:
$3 21 and over; $5 under 21
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Friday’s weatherToday’s weather
every moment counts
Ls  sm w s .
The “Every Moment Counts” project is a monthlongcampus initiative to honor former Student Body President Eve Carson’s generosity and compassion through randomacts of kindness.
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ClarifiCation
 Wednesday’s front-page story “Franklin St. hookah bar finally fined” stated that Hookah Blissis the only hookah bar in thestate that is operating as it did before the indoor smoking ban went into effect.It is the only hookah bar serv-ing both shisha and alcohol thatis operating as it did before.
 
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reshman Lydia Stewart sorts through a box of booksat a sale Wednesday outside Davis Library. The sale was hosted by Information and Library Sciencestudents. The proceeds go to the Prison Books Collective, agroup that supplies inmates with reading materials.
Dth/Erica o’BriEn
Police log
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Someone reported that they observed a person disposing of $100 worth of firearms or ammu-nition at 1:23 p.m. Monday onBynum Street, according to ChapelHill police reports.
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Somebody stole a laptop fromSigma Nu fraternity between 4:30a.m. and 8:30 a.m. March 17 at109 Fraternity Court, according toChapel Hill police reports.The student reported Monday that the laptop was worth $2,500,reports state.
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Somebody stole a T-MobilemyTouch from the gym at EastChapel Hill High School between4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports.The phone was worth $300,reports state.
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Somebody took $12 from thetip jar at Cold Stone Creamery atabout 10 p.m. Tuesday at 131 E.Franklin St., according to ChapelHill police reports.The business got the money  back, reports state.
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When police served a war-rant for arrest to a Durham manTuesday at 510 W. Franklin St.,they found 4 grams of marijuanain his possession, according toChapel Hill police reports. Antonio Donovan NelsonFarrington, 23, was charged withmisdemeanor breaking and enter-ing and possession of marijuana,reports state.He was released on a writtenpromise to appear in court May 17, reports state.
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A 31-year-old man was serveda warrant for arrest for assault ona female at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday atthe Food Lion at 1720 FordhamBlvd., according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.Rodrigo Navarro was taken tothe Orange County Jail with no bond, reports state.
The Daily Tar Heel
NOTED
. Facebook won’t just drain your time,it also makes you more likely to get an STD.British health experts have linked a rise insyphilis with a rise in social networking use.The rise is credited with the ease created by Facebook and other sites of meeting strangersfor casual sexual encounters. A Facebook spokesman advised users to be care-ful when meeting up with strangers met online.
QUOTED
. “I’ve heard anecdotally that sincethe trees have been cleared, it’s quietened downa lot!”— Jean Rigby, a Lancashire, England, townleader explaining the town’s rationale behind cut-ting down 6,000 trees as a way of deterring indi- viduals from sneaking into the woods for sex.The forest, planted after World War II, is well-known in the area as a popular “dogging” location.
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n Illinois woman barricaded herself in her house for hours earlier thismonth in fear of a goose that was making the moves on an ornamentalgoose in her yard.“I opened up the door and saw this big bird next to my concrete goose,”Joanne Martin said. “When I opened the door, he put down his bill and started com-ing after me. I was scared to death.”Friends who answered Martin’s calls for assistance weren’t able to dissuade thegoose for some time but eventually snuck the fake goose into a shed. The amorousgoose then lost interest and eventually wandered off.Martin plans to keep the ornamental goose in her shed indefinitely.
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T:
6:30 ..
lat:
FedEx gb Edcee, r 1015
laa sss:
l gee e  “De d emee: le, Ed,ide d ade”  e 2010af D lee. gee  e fe f d  f  b d eefe j e. se d x f af aeE,   d de q d e dee-e f af ae E.
T:
7 ..  8:30 ..
lat:
sj he secee, me r
Ath pstat:
D ae  b  b d b,“pedb i: te hddeFe  se o De.” aee  f e ee f10:45 ..  11:15 .. pee e-e  ./Dls_ae.
T:
10 ..
lat:
re h, r 133
S taks:
D. B s, e fe f bed b, d D. nse,  e fe f ede d ee,  e  f e 2010 hee lee.s  d “red F f he-mdfEze  gee t,”e se  ee “ad ce: a r d  hdpe.” tee  be  eebefe e ee  2 .. te ee  f.
T:
2 ..  4:30 ..
lat:
c h, r 111
Atk p:
tehb a c geee  exb f “ceeExe.” te   -zed b p me,  ed ed   j    e -  ee  ee je.te   e  a 24.
T:
6 ..  9 ..
lat:
hb a cd ge, 220 s. c see
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thursday, march 25, 2010
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The Daily Tar Heel
NCSU Greeks find new home
seneeingpoe
Opposed Wakeschools policy 
19991995
Starts "The State of Things," a localN.C. program. Classical music isadded for a 24-hour broadcast day.Begins broadcasting on low-powerstation (90.9) FM in both Manteo andRocky Mount., and extends to Buxtonin April.Moves from Swain Hall to the JamesF. Goodmon Public Radio Building.Celebrates 25thanniversary on air.Launches majorformat change toall news andinformation tobetter serve centraland eastern N.C.
2001
1980
WUNC radio through the decades
SOURCE: WUNCDTH/RYAN KURTZMAN
195020001990197019602010
UNC-Chapel Hillbroadcasting students createWUNC. After a transmitterproblem puts the station offthe air, advocates persuadeChancellor Ferebee Taylor toadd professional staff.Signs on the air at 91.5 FM as alicensee of UNC-CH, broadcasting from5 a.m. until 1 a.m. weekdays and 6a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends. Originalprogramming included National PublicRadio's "All Things Considered.”
Early 1950s
Debuts WUNC's longest-running locallyproduced show, "Back Porch Music."
197719861981
Begins airing "The People'sPharmacy" with Joe andTerry Graedon live.WUNC celebrates its 10thanniversary. NPR's Bob Edwardslectures to UNC-CH's PlaymakersAuditorium for the occasion.
April 3, 1976
dth/Will cooper
dk Gn, s f WUNc’s gam “t S,” baass Wnsa fm n f  san’s n ms n ca h. “t S” as a gua aun f 650,000.
 WuNc o i iee
By HannaH WeinBerger
StAFF Writer
Most people make their college deci-sions based on major offerings, athletics orcampus aesthetics, but the caliber of NorthCarolina Public Radio is what caught senior journalism major Will Gorham’s eye.“I didn’t know about the rivalry withDuke. I didn’t know how popular the school was nationwide. I honestly was looking at being near public radio,” said Gorham, anintern at WUNC 91.5 FM. According to Program Director DavidBrower, Gorham’s decision to involve him-self with WUNC specifically was a wisechoice.“Career-wise, it’s a destination, and forour listeners, we outperform our marketsize,” said Brower, who has worked in pub-lic radio since his teenage years and haslistened to Chapel Hill radio stations justas long.The station’s success has allowed it to sur- vive the current economic downturn. While WUNC’s corporate support has taken a turnfor the worse, General Manager Connie Walker noted that individual contributionsare ahead, largely due to the station’s abil-ity to adapt to the new economic environ-ment.“Last year, we changed our messaging totalk about the fact that underwriting wasdown,” Walker said. “While we did trim our budget last year by almost a million dollars, we have not had to lay anybody off. We’re very fortunate compared to many other pub-lic radio stations.” Walker is presenting the good news today to the Board of Trustees, which holds the sta-tion’s Federal Communications Commissionlicense.The station’s success comes from its coreprogramming, which consists of nationally syndicated news segments.Despite its virtues, Walker said she believes there are stigmas associated withpublic radio that might keep younger gen-erations from appreciating it.“I think sometimes people think we havesort of a stodgy image, but that’s really nottrue,” Walker said. While the station’s audience is over- whelmingly adult, there are some UNC stu-dents who recognize the station’s merits.Gorham has worked with WUNC sinceJanuary. He is what Walker calls an “NPR Baby” because he grew up with NPR and became a fan early in life.“I think I’ve learned volumes that I don’tthink I would have learned in classes,” hesaid. “Interning with WUNC is not only a valuable way to support yourself throughcollege but also the station.”Gorham said all students should supportpublic radio because they have much to gainfrom getting their news in a radio format.Junior Andrew Ashley, a listener, echoedhis sentiments about supporting WUNC.“When I’m driving places and can’t read books, I often find WUNC the best way to both stay on top of news and learn aboutinteresting people and movements.
Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.
 
sion ill po
 ble
By Jeanna Smialek
StAFF Writer
N.C. State University is givingfraternities and sororities a chanceto build and own houses in an on-campus, all-Greek community.Construction is under way forN.C. State’s Greek Village, wherefraternity and sorority memberscan live in houses on lots leasedfrom the university.John Mountz, director of Greeklife at N.C. State, said the village will replace outdated housing whileallowing groups to own houses oncampus. A new community is needed because many Greek organiza-tions now lease on-campus hous-es that were built in the 1960s,Mountz said.“They weren’t really configured with what our students need today,”he said. “We weren’t going to solvethe problems through renovations.”The Village, which will be located between N.C. State’s original cam-pus and its Centennial Campus,includes a Greek community center.It is expected to cost the university about $110 million. The Greek com-munity is expected to contribute upto $80 million, Mountz said.For fraternities and sororities withfewer than 25 members, N.C. State is building townhouses and an apart-ment complex close to the houses.The Village has been in the works since 2001 and is expectedto be completed by 2020. The uni- versity has nearly completed lotconstruction for the first of fivephases of building.In the next eight to 10 months,N.C. State’s chapter of Sigma Nu will start building the first housein the Village.Members of Sigma Nu are cur-rently housed in several off-campushouses, but the move will allowmembers to live in the same build-ing, said Michael Kennedy, SigmaNu treasurer.“It will definitely make the senseof brotherhood stronger,” he said.He said fraternity alumni areproviding a large portion of thefunding for their new house. While individual groups are cov-ering their own construction costs,N.C. State is paying for utilities andthe community’s infrastructure.Mountz said this investment will benefit the school in the longrun by creating new housing andattracting prospective students.Jeff Horan, Sigma Phi Epsilonpresident, said the new construc-tion should help attract membersto the Greek system, which he saidhas seen more groups but fewermembers recently. Winston Crisp, assistant vicechancellor for student affairs atUNC, said a similar plan would beimpractical at UNC because thecurrent off-campus Greek housingsystem works well. There is alsoa lack of land on campus to buildsuch a community.“I think campuses do things in ways that makes sense for theirown situations,” Crisp said.
Contact the State & National  Editor at stntdesk@unc.edu.
On-p oing  new opion
By C. ryan BarBer
ASSiStANt UNiverSity editor
Raleigh police arrested a UNCstudent known for activismTuesday following a protest of the Wake County school board’s deci-sion to end busing for diversity.Senior Rakhee Devasthali, 22, a women’s studies major and memberof the group Student Action with Workers, was charged with one countof resisting, delaying or obstructing alaw enforcement officer before beingtransported to Wake County jail, saidJim Sughrue, spokesman for theRaleigh Police Department.Devasthali was one of three peoplearrested at the meeting, during whicha crowd of protestors — includ-ing current students and alumni of  Wake County schools — chanted,“No segregation in our town. Shut itdown,” from the hallway outside the board’s meeting room.Devasthali, who is fromCumberland County, has also beeninvolved with protests over tuitionhikes and a RamsHead Dining Hall worker’s firingthis year.In a pressrelease, someprotestors saidthe board’s deci-sion would “re-segregate” WakeCounty schools.Sughrue saidDevasthali andanother pro-testor, DuncanHardee, 21, of Asheville, were arrest-ed outside the Wake County School Administration Building after thegroup was removed for making it“impossible to run the meeting.”They did not comply with officers’requests for the protestors to step back from the doorway, he said.Sughrue added that another pro-testor, Dante Emmanuel Strobino,29, of Raleigh, was charged with sec-ond degree trespassing for refusingto leave the building voluntarily.Devasthali, who would not com-ment on the circumstances sur-rounding her arrest, said the boarddid not conduct the meeting in atransparent fashion.“It’s really not open to the public.,she said. “It’s really not somethingthat people have a voice in.”Chairman Ron Margiotta said the board, which has a 5-4 Republicanmajority, voted along party lines tochange the more than 30-year-oldpractice of busing some students toschools outside their district.Margiotta said he supports acommunity-oriented policy assign-ing students to schools closer totheir homes. This spares them fromlong bus rides and a policy Margiottasaid he believes has failed to keep thepercentage of students qualifying forfree or reduced-cost meals at eachschool below 40 percent.Devasthali said the board’s deci-sion would jeopardize the quality of education across North Carolina.“We’re not going to see the fulleffects of this for another 10 years,”she said. “But when we do, it will belike we’re back in the Jim Crow era.”
Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.
Sn
RakheeDevasthali
was asfwng as tusa.
Ellion, en lee i iion inee
dth/KelSi oliver
Jn esn, a us n  un ask f, sns Wnsa asSun B v psn-s h Baman susss un ssus.
By CHriStina auStin
StAFF Writer
UNC faces a “three-legged stoolproblem,” a Board of Trusteesmember said Wednesday.The issue: allocating money from upcoming tuition increases toimprove students, faculty and aca-demic offerings simultaneously.John Ellison, a seventh-yeartrustee on the tuition task force,met with current and future stu-dent leaders Wednesday morningto discuss the problem.Trustees rarely schedule timeto meet with students specifically.The event provided an opportunity for students to voice their concernsand educate themselves abouttuition issues.Ellison met with Student Body President Jasmin Jones, StudentBody President-elect HoganMedlin, their respective vice presi-dents, Josh Ford of the studentadvisory committee to the chancel-lor and two other students.Both Ellison and Jones agreedthat educating students abouttuition increases and the reasonsfor them should be a top priority.“Most out-of-state students expectincreases, so it is the in-staters weneed to convince,” Jones said.Ellison voiced his concernsabout the preservation of the valueof a UNC diploma, competitivefaculty salaries, attracting greatstudents to enroll at the University and continuing need-based aid.Ellison said UNC isn’t paying itsfaculty enough. In order to lure topprofessors, it is necessary to keeptheir pay competitive with other topschools like University of CaliforniaLos Angeles and University of California Berkeley, he said.Ellison also said he worries aboutstudents who barely miss qualify-ing for financial aid. An increase intuition could hurt them the most because they would need to take outmore loans and make more accom-modations to afford to attend UNC.“This is an impossible conun-drum,” Ellison said. “There is noanswer here. If we don’t do some-thing, we could hurt the academicquality of the University.”Ford said he and his committee want to establish tuition predict-ability. He suggested a flat tuitionrate for each incoming class that would stay constant throughouttheir four years. That rate couldincrease for each incoming class.He also recommended chargingstudents slightly more than is need-ed. For example, the University could charge every student thecurrent junior year tuition rate fortheir four years.This means students would bepaying extra their first two years, anormal rate their third year, and adiscounted rate their fourth year.The meeting ended with Jonessuggesting a student-led contestfor tuition ideas. Suggestions couldespecially be drawn from the eco-nomics department and businessschool students, she said.Ellison said he would be happy to hear student suggestions in thisformat, but communication needsto remain strong between studentsand the board.
Contact the University Editor at udesk@unc.edu.
CorreCTioNs
Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s pg. 3 story “Medlinchooses executive officers” incor-rectly stated Ian Lee’s past studentgovernment experience. He is co-chairman of the capital projectsspecial project.Due to a reporting error, Wednesday’s pg. 6 story “GoldenFleece honorary society selects 27”incorrectly stated the number of new members that The Order of theGolden Fleece tapped. It was 29.The story also incorrectly statedthe number of members already inducted into the Order. Beforeadding this year’s 29 new mem- bers, the order had inducted 1,871members.The Daily Tar Heel apologizesfor the errors.
CAMPUs Briefs
Doo o Schoo of SocWo w bos sd d
 An annual expendable gift of $250,000 to the School of Social Work will support and help attracttop doctoral students.The donation, made by Samand Betsy Reeves of Palm BeachGardens, Fla., will cover five doc-toral students for two years of financial support.The doctoral program admitsfive or six on average each year, with a total enrollment of about35. The school often loses top pros-pects because it cannot guaranteethem continued financial support.
unC xp wdd foc p po
 A natural hazards expert atUNC has received an award fromthe Department of HomelandSecurity for a computer programthat makes decisions about emer-gency planning and other disasteraid estimates.The recipient, Rick Luettich,is director and lead principalinvestigator of the department’sUNC-based Center of Excellencefor Natural Disasters, CoastalInfrastructure and Emergency Management.The award, a Science andTechnology Impact Award, recog-nizes the contributions and impactof research projects to real-worldproblems and national security.Luettich’s (AdvancedCirculation) Storm Surge andInundation Model computer pro-gram is used by the LouisianaGovernor’s Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
S schoo sobs od fo sds
Students can begin registeringfor summer school today usingstudentcentral.unc.edu.More information on summerschool, including courses offered,how to register, financial informa-tion and summer school policiescan be found at summer.unc.edu.
CiTy Briefs
Pbc vd o uvsSq dvop 
University officials will make apublic presentation today aboutredeveloping University Square,the 12-acre tract on Franklin Streetpurchased by the UNC-Chapel HillFoundation that includes GranvilleTowers and several retail locations.The University planned to have aconcept plan for the spot sometimethis spring, Executive Director of Real Estate Gordon Merklein hassaid. At 10 a.m. at Top of the HillRestaurant, Merklein and JohnMcColl of the Office of Leasingand Asset Management will pres-ent about the status of University Square and take questions fromthe public.The meeting is hosted by Friendsof the Downtown at the Great Roomof the restaurant, the entrance for which is on East Franklin Streetto the right of Walgreens. Thoseinterested in coming early for cof-fee and conversation can arrive asearly as 9:30 a.m.Parking is available in the publicparking lots on Rosemary Street or behind the Franklin Hotel.
sPorTs Briefs
unC bsb sqs psunC-gsboo o h od
No. 17 North Carolina baseballpulled out a tough road contest on Wednesday night, rallying to beatUNC-Greensboro 4-3. A three-run eighth inning fueledthe Tar Heels in their 16th win of theseason. A solo home run, wild pitchand error by the Spartan’s second baseman gave UNC the three runsit needed.The game lasted 3 hours and 23minutes and saw 11 total pitchers,including six from UNC.The Tar Heels (16-6) will play host to Georgia Tech this weekendat Boshamer Stadium. Visit
dailytarheel.com/section/sports
for the full story.
—From staff and wire reports.

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